series of postage stamps was issued to commemorate the three hundredth
anniversary of the settling of Walloons
HUGUENOT-WALLOON TERCENTENARY STAMPS-ISSUE OF 1924
This series of postage stamps was issued to commemorate the
three hundredth anniversary of the settling of Walloons in New Netherlands, now
the State of New York, in 1624. The stamps were first placed on sale May 1,
1924, at Washington, D.C., and the following additional post offices:
Jacksonville, Fla., Mayport, Fla., Albany, N.Y., New Rochelle, N.Y., New York,
N.Y., Allentown, Pa., Lancaster, Pa., Philadelphia, Pa., Reading, Pa., and
The stamps are rectangular in shape. The sizes are: 1-cent,
0.89 x 1.38 inches; 2-cent, 0.89 x 1.38 inches; 5-cent, 0.885 x 1.38 inches.
The 1-cent stamp has for its central design a view of the
ship New Netherland, upon which the Walloons sailed. Above this design, in a
semicircular panel, appear the words "Huguenot-Walloon Tercentenary" in white
Roman letters, and above this, at the top of the stamp, in a straight line, are
the words "U. S. postage." In both upper corners are ribbon scrolls bearing the
years "1624" at the left and "1924" at the right. At the bottom of the stamp, in
a straight line, is the word "Cent", and in both lower corners within circles
with dark backgrounds is the white numeral "1." The entire stamp is enclosed
within a single white-line border.
The central design of the 2-cent stamp represents the
landing of the Walloons at Albany, N.Y. The surrounding design is the same as
the 1-cent stamp, with the necessary change of numerals representing the
denomination, and with the word "Cents" instead of "Cent."
The 5-cent stamp has for its central design the Ribault
Memorial Monument located at Mayport, Fla., showing the landing place of one
colony of Walloons. The surrounding design is the same as the 2-cent stamp with
the necessary change of numerals representing the denomination.
This series of commemorative stamps was issued in sheets of